Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill
American author (1883–1970)

 

There are some quotes from famous figures — historical and contemporary — which are instantly recognisable to everybody. Our participants will try to come up with their own quote about themselves or their achievements, which the other participants will try to match to its author.

If you choose some really motivational or encouraging quotes you set the tone for an inspirational atmosphere.

 

Quote Famous Quotes Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill American author (1883–1970)Objective

An icebreaker activity to enable team members to learn more about each other.

 

Resources

Cards, markers, board.

 

Time

ca. 20 mins (depending on group size).

 

Collect the quotes, read or display them.
Collect the quotes, read or display them.

Task

Give each person a card and a marker. Participants write their name on the back of the card and, on the front, a statement about themselves that they think other team members don’t know. After a few minutes collect all the cards, read them out loudly and have participants guess the team member they think wrote the statement. If the team cannot guess, then have the owner of the card identifies themselves — or the moderator puts the card to one side and deals with cards no one guessed at the end.

To get some ideas which quotes you can use there is a collection of the hundred most famous quotes at www.curatedquotes.com/famous-quotes/ or the Forbes list - this time not on income but on famous quotes: www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2013/05/28/inspirational-quotes/

In general you can also refer to www.brainyquote.com and www.goodreads.com/quotes

 

Phase

A starter for the first or possibly even the second day.

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